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Finding Hidden Treasures In Employee BenefitsCBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker shows you perks you might be wasting.
Cancer Survivor's Wife 'Terrified' Of U.S. Senate Health Care BillDozens of demonstrators protested the bill in Chicago. Critics say 600,000 people would lose coverage in Illinois.
Twin Aids Wounded Brother, In Extremely Rare TransplantIntestinal transplants are potentially dangerous. But identical twins have an edge, CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Hero Found: Kidney Transplant Set After Grandfather's Old-School PleaMatt Hays' devoted grandfather, Charlie, drew attention last year when he advertised for a kidney donor on his pickup truck. CBS 2's Jim Williams has this follow up.
Study: Shootings Now 3rd Leading Cause Of Death For ChildrenThe new study in the Journal of Pediatrics found boys, teens, and African Americans are the most at risk when it comes to shootings.
Test Tube Babies, As Adults, Meet For First TimeLouise Brown and Elizabeth Carr met in Chicago at a medical conference Friday. CBS 2's Sandra Torres reports.
2 Investigators: Gasoline Smell Persists After Tank Leak In BridgeportIt began in December 2016 when a leak was discovered in an underground fuel storage tank at a gas station near 31st and Union.
University Of Chicago Trauma Center To Open In 2018The university broke ground for the project in September 2016. The hospital hasn’t offered adult trauma care in more than 25 years.
Daycare Reports Scabies OutbreakThe outbreak occurred at the Chicago Commons Paulo Freire Family Center, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Komen Chicago Teams Up With Walgreens For Mammogram InitiativeSusan G Komen wants 100,000 Chicagoland women to get mammograms by the end of October,
Baking Soda Scarcity Concerns Hospitals, Which Use It For DrugsThe breakdown in the supply chain started last September at a manufacturing plant in North Carolina and has since rippled throughout the pharmaceutical industry.
Report Ties Disability To Lack Of Access To Healthy FoodThe report found 31 percent of households that have a disabled working-age adult in the Chicago area are “food insecure.”

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